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landfill

a. disposal of waste material by burying it under layers of earth
b. (as modifier): landfill sites

landfill

[′lan‚fil]
(civil engineering)
Disposal of solid waste by burying in layers of earth in low ground.

landfill

The disposal of garbage, refuse, and trash by burying it under layers of earth in low ground or in excavated pits.
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The government had warned the dump site, which was supposed to be temporary, was unsafe.
The leftover rubble will be used to construct a breakwater, creating a barrier between the dump site and the new Abu Rouh Port, according to Saudi.
When a dump site reaches full capacity there are requirements to ensure that the site is rehabilitated so that the land can be reused," he continued.
We allege that the defendant operated an illegal dump site that was used to dispose of rotten food, garbage and dead animals, among other materials," Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement announcing the indictment.
The election was called after Tashima resigned as mayor on April 4, seeking a mandate from voters for his move to seek documentation to check whether the town, with a population of about 3,400, provided a suitable location for a potential dump site.
Michael Nicholson, the council's environmental health director, said: "There was gas found, as on any dump site, but nothing to worry us.
According to the court's examinations last summer, concentrations of dioxins in water discharged from the dump site were within national water safety standards.
Garbage litters most of metropolitan Manila as authorities grapple with the unenviable task of finding a dump site for the many tons of rubbish generated by the capital's 12 million residents.
As expected, the dump site had the highest concentration of contaminants, but the hobbyist beekeeper's hives, surprisingly, had higher readings than those at the second Army site.
Phillips has since persuaded the state legislature to toughen laws about dump site locations.
The power company's choice for a dump site is an island in the Mississippi River, about thirty-five miles south of Minneapolis, next to the small Mdewakanton Dakota Indian community.
He said one of the big advantages of the project is that it cleans up the dump site, allowing it to be landscaped in a more ecologically sound manner.